10:21 AM EDT, Fri October 20, 2017
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Giants vs. Seahawks: Five things to watch

Giants vs. Seahawks: Five things to watch

Which version of the Giants is going to show up? Will the New York Giants head into the bye at 2-5, and feeling like they have a pulse in the fight for a playoff spot even though history is stacked against them? Or, will they be 1-6 and knowing that the final nine games they play will be basically meaningless? That, of course, depends what happens Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Here are five things to watch in that contest. Can the Giants continue to run it? The Giants have run the ball 57 times for an even 300 yards the past two weeks, 5.3 yards per attempt. “We really don’t...
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New York Giants news, 10/20: Players know a win Sunday “would be huge”

New York Giants news, 10/20: Players know a win Sunday “would be huge”

Big Blue seeks momentum heading into bye History is stacked against the 1-5 New York Giants, with no NFL team ever having made the playoffs after losing their first five games. They know that to have any chance to re-write that history, they have to beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. That would send the Giants into their bye week with a little momentum, and some optimism. “It would be huge for us. Winning the last two games going into the bye, everyone starts getting their bodies feeling right and we come back and try to make a run. Try to do something,” said offensive lineman Justin...
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Fantasy Football: Five starts, four sits for NFL Week 7

Fantasy Football: Five starts, four sits for NFL Week 7

nfl-fantasy-football-start-sit-advice-week-7 The fantasy football regular season is at the halfway mark, meaning some of us are on the brink of playoff elimination. Bye weeks, crucial injuries, and tough roster decisions are abound, so let’s get right to my week 7 starts/sits. Starts Carson Wentz, QB, PHI It’s hard to argue that Wentz is not only a weekly QB1 in fantasy, but also maybe the best QB in the NFC East. The Redskins secondary poses little threat, and on MNF, I like Wentz to put up 300+ and 2-3 touchdowns. Tyrod Taylor, QB, BUF Taylor has disappointed YTD, but he has a get...
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Thursday Night Football: Chiefs vs. Raiders — game time, TV schedule, odds, more

Thursday Night Football: Chiefs vs. Raiders — game time, TV schedule, odds, more

How to watch tonight’s game The seventh week of the NFL gets its start on Thursday night as the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Oakland to play the Raiders on Thursday Night Football. The game is slated to start at 8:25 p.m. and can be found on the NFL Network and CBS. The Chiefs come into tonight’s game with a 5-1 record, good for first place in the AFC West. Kansas City suffered its first loss of the season last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Alex Smith has been terrific for the Chiefs this season, passing 1,637 yards, 12 touchdowns and zero interceptions. The Raiders come into...
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Mike Sullivan calls the plays, passes the praise

Mike Sullivan calls the plays, passes the praise

Offensive coordinator doesn’t want any credit for Sunday’s victory Mike Sullivan was the offensive play-caller for the New York Giants Sunday for the first time in his two seasons with the title of offensive coordinator. The Giants, as you know, won for the first time this season. On Thursday, though, Sullivan wasn’t interested in taking any credit. He was, instead, passing it around. “It was a great night for the organization. So proud of the players and appreciative of their efforts and buying into the plan,” Sullivan said. “The assistant coaches did a great job and after all...
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Giants’ injury report: Olivier Vernon sits out practice

Giants’ injury report: Olivier Vernon sits out practice

That makes DE unlikely to play vs. Seattle Defensive end Olivier Vernon did not practice on Thursday, casting doubt on the possibility that he could return to the New York Giants’ lineup Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Vernon has missed the last two games with an ankle injury. He practiced in a limited fashion on Wednesday, but did not practice at all Thursday. The Giants alsp placed romeo Okwara on IR this week, so their depth at defensive end is being tested. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who missed last week’s game with an ankle injury, was limited for the second straight day....
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Should the New York Giants draft Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield? Scot McCloughan would

Should the New York Giants draft Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield? Scot McCloughan would

Former GM thinks Mayfield is a shorter Brett Favre The New York Giants have already admitted that they are thinking about life after Eli Manning. They said as much when they drafted Davis Webb in the third round of the 2017 draft. But if there is a "silver lining" to their 1-5 start to the season, it is that they may have a rare chance to draft one of the top quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft without having to trade up. If the season ended today, the Giants would be drafting third overall and could have their pick of the QBs. As it stands now, the top three quarterbacks in the draft are...
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Around The NFC East: Cowboys, Redskins, Eagles Storylines

Around The NFC East: Cowboys, Redskins, Eagles Storylines

Week seven news, notes and nuggets about the Giants’ NFC East rivals With Week 7 of the NFL season this weekend, there are headlines across the NFC East. Let’s take a look at what’s going on with all of the New York Giants division rivals in this week’s Around the NFC East. Washington Redskins Report: Jonathan Allen Out for the Season With Lisfranc Injury | Hogs Haven Initial reports had Redskins DE Jonathan Allen missing 3-4 weeks with a Lisfranc injury suffered against the 49ers on Sunday. ESPN's John Keim now reports that the rookie pass-rusher will miss the rest of the...
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Can Orleans Darkwa, Giants’ running game keep this up?

Can Orleans Darkwa, Giants’ running game keep this up?

Will newfound success last, or be fleeting? Orleans Darkwa has waited four years for the feeling he had when he got out of bed Monday morning. “It feels good to get that workload,” said Darkwa after setting career highs in carries (21) and yards (117) in Sunday night’s 23-10 victory over the Denver Broncos. “I woke up that next morning a little sore. Gotta like it. I like that feeling.” The Giants have gotta like the work the 25-year-old fourth-year running back has done for them this season. In limited opportunities the past couple of seasons, Darkwa has given glimpses of what...
Oct 19, 2017
Giants vs. Seahawks: Can the Giants build on their offensive performance in Denver?

Giants vs. Seahawks: Can the Giants build on their offensive performance in Denver?

Matching up the Giants’ offense and the Seattle defense The New York Giants stunned with their victory over the Denver Broncos in week six. Even when first looking at the Giants’ schedule in the offseason, when we still expected the offense to be dynamic — and have Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard — that game looked like a tough one that would come down to the wire. Considering how the offense played through the first five weeks of the season, nobody expected the Giants to come out and control the game from beginning to end, never once trailing. But even more shocking was how...
Oct 19, 2017
Seahawks are 3-2, but have many of the same questions the Giants have

Seahawks are 3-2, but have many of the same questions the Giants have

Field Gulls fills us in on Sunday’s opponent The 3-2 Seattle Seahawks come to MetLife Stadium Sunday to face the New York Giants. Let’s learn more about the Seahawks from Kenneth Arthur of Field Gulls in this week’s “Five Questions” segment. Ed: Giants fans love to complain about how bad the team's offensive line. But, we keep hearing that Seattle's is worse. What is the state of Seattle offensive line, and what is going on there? Kenneth: Center Justin Britt is good. A converted tackle-slash-converted-guard really took to the center position and is somewhere on the cusp of the...
Oct 19, 2017
Picks, predictions against the point spread for NFL Week 7

Picks, predictions against the point spread for NFL Week 7

Where should you put your money this week? Another winning week for me sets me up for 49-31-2 against the spread on the season. I’ll have the picks for you this week but very little explanations and a caveat for you if you throw your money around based on my picks. Been an extremely busy week at work and my research is a little less than I usually do. A lot of road favorites this week, too. Those weeks I don’t love. Kansas City Chiefs (-3) at Oakland Raiders I don’t like Thursday night games, but if I’m going to pick, I’m going to go with the better team — especially with a...
Oct 19, 2017
New York Giants news, 10/19: “Not much different” for Manning with Sullivan calling plays

New York Giants news, 10/19: “Not much different” for Manning with Sullivan calling plays

Let’s check your Thursday morning headlines New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning said Wednesday that “it’s not that much different” for him having offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan call the plays instead of head coach Ben McAdoo. “He calls them in practice every day, he has for the year, during training camp, during practices. So, I’m used to hearing them in the ear, it’s just his rhythm of how he’s calling things,” Manning said. “We kind of have a lot of things scoped out, so you kind of know what plays are coming.” Manning threw only 19 times on Sunday against...
Oct 18, 2017
“Crazy” Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie takes responsibility

“Crazy” Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie takes responsibility

Cornerback is happy to be back with Giants Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is back with the New York Giants after a one-game suspension, and on Wednesday the veteran corner took responsibility for the situation. “I’m dramatic, man. I’m crazy. I can’t help that. I do stuff over the top, man,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “I apologized. I handled it wrong, but I’m good, baby. I’m back, baby, that’s all that matters.” The timeline of events that led to the suspension, and what happened afterward, are still a bit fuzzy. DRC explained it this way: “Coach called me up and he said...
Oct 18, 2017
Shocker! NFL players think Giants’ QB Eli Manning is overrated

Shocker! NFL players think Giants’ QB Eli Manning is overrated

Like that would have been hard to predict I will bet you have never heard this one before. NFL players think Eli Manning of the New York Giants is the most overrated quarterback in the league. At least, 14 percent of the 155 players ESPN surveyed believe Manning is the league’s most overrated signal-caller. That, I guess, makes them like non-Giants fans everywhere. And, yes, plenty of Giants fans themselves. ESPN says Manning “has won two Super Bowl championships but ranks No. 30 in Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) in the five seasons since he turned 31 years old. The Giants are 31-39...